Tasty Travels: New York – Part 2

Ok here it is. Part 2 of my eating-fest in New York…

This trip I wanted to explore Brooklyn. Since we only had a morning and part of an afternoon to do so, we started by walking on the Brooklyn Bridge, something I’ve never done before. It was cold. So cold. But lovely and after taking a few photos, we set out to find One Girl Cookies in DUMBO. It was in such a great area full of cute shops on streets that seemed to be flooded with warm sunlight, which was welcome after the bridge walk. One Girl Cookies was lovely. A large airy shop with cool wall art and cosy seats for people who were meeting and working. A great thing about the shop was that you can see the bridge from it. I had a hot chocolate with a gooey marshmallow on top and we shared a plate of cookies. As we were enjoying those, a load of cupcakes and cakes were brought out and I couldn’t resist tasting a vanilla cupcake. I loved the quirky frosting that looked like it came from a Dr. Seuss book. We headed to Williamsburg for a wander around and stopped in at Fornino Pizza for lunch. It was SO good. Proper  pizza with burny bits and lots of topping. I don’t think I know enough words worthy of expressing how much I love the Crosby Hotel where we stayed in. In fact I love all the  Firmdale Hotels. They are amazing, decorated with bright colours and fabrics and filled with interesting art. The hotel is made extra special by the little details. Such as these purple macaroons that appeared in our room. But the best thing about the hotels, both in New York and London, is the food (and Cocktails!) especially the breakfast. On the last morning my sister and I decided to tackle the ‘High Breakfast’ which is breakfast goodies laid out like afternoon tea. It included mini eggs florentine and benedict, bacon sandwiches, croissants, yoghurt, tiny muffins and fruit. All I have to say is, MINI BREAKFAST!! We definitely saved the best cake shop until last. I’d spotted the Little Cupcake Bakeshop at the start of our trip as it was round the corner from our hotel. However we only managed to dash in there at the last minute before we left and I’m so glad we did. It was a cosy shop which was in full Christmas mode. We sat next to the Christmas tree and enjoyed the biggest slice of peanut butter jelly cake you’ve ever seen and a vanilla cupcake complete with red and green tree sprinkles. I could have sat in there for ages listening to the festive music and watching the ladies behind the counter tower up and ice the cakes but it was time to leave New York (sad face). But I loved my week. I’m now totally in the Christmas mood and happy I got to taste lots of new things this trip. Cant wait to come back to you New York! x

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